Friday, February 19, 2010

Fit Mama Friday-February 19

No, I haven't given up (though, I might as well have!). My computer died so I was out of blogging action for a while and missed two check ins.

There's not a lot to report on the fitness front here. The only exercise I've been getting is house cleaning (our furnace there was plenty of soot to wipe off walls), vacuuming (5 cats remember) and painting. I guess you could say I am getting ready for baby. I would, however, have preferred to have spent more time walking (we are having beautiful spring like weather) but I could be bothered to dress the kids to take them out and by the time Mike gets home it is the kid's bedtime and then we've been sitting down in front of the Olympics for the rest of the evening (you think that might inspire me). I hear birds outside my window at the moment and Mike might get home at a decent hour today so perhaps I'll leave him with the kids this evening for a bit.

If things can get worst than my lack of exercise then diet has. I've been hit with third trimester sickness and the ONLY thing that appeals to me at all is store bought breaded chicken fillets (at least they are white meat). Not only have I been eating those (the kids and I have gone through a 1.5kg box this week) but I've been smothering them in a spicy salsa sour cream (I throw my salsa spices into sour cream). Yep, caloric....yep, not much nutrition. I've tried salad, I really have, but even the thought of greens has made me rather, well, green. I had a lovely meal prepared for me by my husband last night of asparagus, mushrooms and steak and it was divine and didn't threaten to cause problems so maybe the cure is to have HIM cook for ME! The only good thing I can say about anything this week is that I am consistently drinking water both in the day and at night.

My goal for this week is a lot of fresh produce (I'm thinking fruit might be nice). There's a 20% off sale at our grocery store on all fresh produce so I plan to stock up. Continue drinking the water. Find a healthier substitute for the breaded chicken....EWWW (what else can I smoother in sour cream? I don't think I can give up the spicy sour cream) and to take advantage of the spring like weather.

Be sure to check in with the other Fit Mama's out there on Got Chai?

Hoping for (no, I WILL have) a better week next week!


  1. I know next week will be better. Your husband's dinner sounds great! Maybe you could get him to cook dinners at least a few nights per week. :)

    Let's see, steak or chicken fajita type strips with whole wheat tortillas, a little lettuce, sliced black olives, beans, tomatoes and your salsa-flavored sour cream? Hopefully you can find something which sounds good, meets your cravings while filling you up with lots of nutritious food! :)

  2. Hang in there. I'm sure you'll find something that will taste yummy and be healthy at the same time.

    As for calories, your baby needs them, so enjoy...but keep on trying to make them healthy. Right now it's all about health; you can worry about weight later.

    I'm not trying to preach, but I've been there. Five times. And I know what you're going through, and how a bit of encouragement can help.

    Blessings and hugs,

    Annie Kate

  3. All that cleaning is certainly exercise!! Glad you are doing well!

    Mrs. White

  4. I agree w/ Annie Kate. Enjoy the extra calories (which by the way, your salsa/sour cream combo sounds absolutely divine!!!) because your baby needs them right now. Lots of growing to do before the "big day"! ;)

    I'd definitely have hubby cook a few nights a week. Sounds like he has just the right touch to make your food tasty and appealing to both you and baby right now! LOL

    As for exercise, I think you've covered that pretty well! Washing walls? Yeah...that's some serious arm work, if you ask me! ;)

    See you next week,